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University in Search Ark. shows Botham Jean leading worship at a university presidential reception in Dallas. Authorities said Friday Sept. 7 2018 that a Dallas police officer returning home from work Why There’s Still No Warrant Out for Dallas Cop Who Killed Man in His Apartment
Ray Hunter | 10 September, 2018, 09:12

She was arrested Sunday (Sept. 9) in Kaufman County and booked into the Kaufman County jail, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Guyger's arrest was announced as Jean's family and their attorneys say they met with Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson to demand the officer's arrest.

"We have nothing to substantiate those claims", Merritt told reporters at a press conference Saturday".

The investigation into the recent shooting has been handed over to the Texas Rangers, the state law enforcement agency, to "eliminate the appearance of any potential bias", the police department said in a statement Saturday.

"Right now there are more questions than we have answers", she said. Hall said Friday the officer's blood will be tested to determine whether she had been using drugs or alcohol.

When the Rangers arrived, the investigation was turned over to them and they made the decision to postpone pursuing a warrant, until they could follow up on information that they received from the interview with the officer.

An attorney for the family, Lee Merritt speaking after a prayer vigil Saturday for Jean, told media that Guyger should be arrested.

FacebookA woman posted videos on Instagram that she says show the aftermath of the Botham Jean police shooting. "Clearly, we need to let Chief Hall know that while we wish her well, we must hold her accountable also".

She is accused of killing 26-year-old Botham Jean inside his South Side Flats apartment on Thursday night after accidentally walking inside - thinking it was her own residence. She called 911 afterward, police said.

"Texas Rangers released her moments ago".

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The police chief said it isn't clear what "the interaction was between her and the victim".

Guyger also shot another man previous year, according to court documents.

Hall said that her department was in the process of obtaining a manslaughter warrant for the officer Friday, but the Rangers asked police to "hold off" on the warrant.

"The entire Harding family grieves today for the loss of Botham Jean, who has meant so very much to us", university officials said. "This is a tough situation, a unique situation".

Jean was once asked to lead a college chapel service with an hymn that was unfamiliar to him, Harding University President Bruce McLarty recalled in a statement Friday. A struggle began and Guyger fired her Taser at Perez, who then wrested it away from her. But as of late Saturday, no formal charge had been filed, and no arrest warrant had been issued.

Jean's mother, Allison Jean, said the news was devastating and suggested on KXAS that race may have been a factor in her son's death. The company said he was an associate in its risk assurance department.

"This is a awful tragedy", Jean's employer said.

Jean's family has been demanding charges against Guyger in Jean's death.

Jean described himself on LinkedIn as a "young professional, engaged in developing a career built upon integrity, dedication and relationships, leveraging useful technologies to gain an understanding of and add value in a range (of) industries, striving towards leadership in my career, my community and society".

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